De-hyping the Amgen Tour of California

As the Amgen Tour of California gets ready to start, Team Jelly Belly’s (and future Team Rapha cyclocross team member) Jeremy Powers was profiled recently by Cyclocross Magazine … and the first sentence in the article got my gander up. Not because of anything J-Pow related, but because of short phrase: Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly) […]

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Drool-worthy reading

Drool-worthy porn, currently available from Custom Bicycles: A Passionate Pursuit    by Christine Elliott & David Jablonka Cycling has never lost its appeal. Alongside mass-produced models, the craftsmanship of handmade bespoke bicycle makers has emerged to satisfy the passion of people who ride bikes as a means of daily transport, as a sport and for […]

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Debunking the Efficient Market Hypothesis

From The Origin of Financial Crises: Central Banks, Credit Bubbles, and the Efficient Market Fallacy, by George Cooper: The idea that markets are efficient requires the following to hold: Asset price bubbles do not exist; the prices of all assets are always correct. Markets, when left alone, will converge to a steady equilibrium state. That […]

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The return of economic nationalism

The return of economic nationalism | The Economist MANAGING a crisis as complex as this one has so far called for nuance and pragmatism rather than stridency and principle. Should governments prop up credit markets by offering guarantees or creating bad banks? Probably both. What package of fiscal stimulus would be most effective? It varies […]

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I’m not sure what I’m more excited about. Barack Obama’s landslide victory tonight? Or the dinner I had with an old friend from high school. The first was history in the making; the latter is history … but both were extremely pleasant.

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God & Politics: redux

A repost from March, prompted by various Twitter and other assertions that the United States was founded on “Christian principles” … nothing could be further from the truth. The only part of became the United States that was founded on “Christian” principles was the original Plymouth colony in Massachusetts, by the Puritans who were escaping […]